Great wall tour; The Tips for independent travellers
Most of the sections that are old and comprise part of the Wall have been reduced to shambles. More impressive and newer sections are located near the Capital city if China. The tourism industry has even rescues some of the sections and have even taken initiatives for restructuring. These have also been fit out with stands of souvenirs and all trappings of the tourists, which is very usual. A total seventy five percent of the tourists get to see the section of Badaling is till date the most convenient and developed. However, it is also the most advertised section besides being crowded by tourists. Independent travellers can choose to explore and hike from the sections that are un-restored but that is mostly dependent on occasional decisions made by the Chinese Government. Here are some tips for the independent travellers.
For having the Great Wall tour in Beijing many opt for the organized tour that consists of English speaking guides. If you are not travelling through the public bus then there are chances that you shall end up paying more. However if you are a budget traveller and independent then it is advisable that you take the decision of commuting in a public bus rather than hiring taxis. Also if you are hiring taxis because you want to save up on time then gather people who are tourists and shall split the costs with you. ď‚ˇ
The closest section
If you are here to embark on the Great Wall tour in Beijing and you are facing a time crunch then select a section that is closest to the capital city. This is the Badaling section and even though it stays touristy, crowded with loads of people it is the least steep and easiestsection.
Also to make you feel better, this section stays to be the most popular because it offers stellar views.
Do not randomly get signed up for any tours that promise to take you to the Wall. It shall be ok and a wise choice to sign up for tours from major hotels in the capital city that sell tickets. Hence, to get the best deals you must do a little bit of research and homework regarding the entire tour along with stops that are taken during the journey.
Beware of scams
One thing that you shall be wary about, are the tour scams related to the Wall. At some of the popular sites you shall find people offering cheap travels where they charge unnecessary commissions and by taking long stops that are painful, you may lose on the vital time.
Avoiding weekends and beating bus crowds
Since, you shall find the domestic Chinese people taking the bus as means of communication hence you must avoid weekends. For beating the crowds one must head out as early as possible in the morning or late afternoon.
Best point of departure No matter where you are or have reached, but to visit the Wall there is no other point better, than Beijing for the departure. All the taxis, buses and all kinds of travels begin from here. Make a good negotiation with the taxi services if you find the bus to be time consuming and follow all the general tips mentioned above to get ahead for the journey.
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Published on Mar 12, 2018
Published on Mar 12, 2018
Most of the sections that are old and comprise part of the Wall have been reduced to shambles. More impressive and newer sections are locate...